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Project Officer, Food Fortification at GAIN Tanzania

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Jobs in Tanzania 2023: New Job Opportunities at The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), 2023


The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Tanzania Jobs, 2023
Project Officer, Food Fortification - SYS-1071
Project Officer, Food Fortification at GAIN Tanzania October, 2023
Location Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Salary From USD 19,379 – USD 22,147 per annum (gross salary), depending on experience.
Contract Type Fixed Term
Duration Other

About the Role
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Project Officer, Food Fortification to support the execution of GAIN Tanzania’s Food Fortification program in Tanzania. This role will be offered on a fixed term contract basis up to 15 months, subject to availability of funding. You will be based in GAIN’s Tanzania office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Reporting to the Project Manager, Food Fortification, you will also work closely with the Project Manager, Biofortification. You are expected to maintain and strengthen strong working relationship with other food fortification sector partners, fortified food processors, relevant government and policy institutions including strategic and development partners implementing similar programmatic activities and interventions.

The postholder will also assist in developing concepts, proposals and exploring new programmatic areas based on learning from ongoing LSFF projects. The workstation will be mainly based in Dar es Salaam with travel (50%) across the country as and when appropriate.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Supporting the implementation of a national mandatory fortification programmes for maize flour, edible oil and wheat flour in Tanzania
  • Strengthening Tanzania’s national salt iodization program, regularly revisiting and modifying the strategy to accommodate new learnings and recent developments as advised by the Project Manager
  • Facilitating coordination among development partners supporting LSFF in Tanzania Communicating and coordinating regularly with organisations working to combat malnutrition in Tanzania
  • As required, support the project manager with business model development activities for SME processors (processors of fortified foods and regulatory agencies) through supporting with due diligence, nutrition screening and a TA needs assessment using GAIN developed tools and supporting in the identification and assessment of qualified service providers to support SMEs Working closely with the PORALG, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industries and Trade, ministry of agriculture, regulatory agencies, and other government agencies on the successful coordination and implementation of the projects
  • Supporting in developing strong partnerships and relationships with the private sector (mandatory fortified foods) and food processors associations to ensure commencement and scaling up of food fortification in Tanzania
  • Participating in the preparation, formatting, and coordination of donor reports and proposals, following up on monthly reports, managing timesheet records and organising meetings and workshops
  • Working with the Knowledge Leadership team and the Project Manager to develop a results and monitoring framework and tools to closely monitor and contribute to the analysis of information collected as well as supporting with the development of project impact and evaluation reports
  • Working closely with the Communication team on developing materials for external communication, including reports, presentations, briefs, and articles
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About You

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working with government agencies, private sector partners, and implementing partners in the context of food fortification. You will have considerable experience working on large-scale food fortification projects, preferably with international organizations or public health agencies. Candidates’ with experience of working in a public/private partnership environment is highly desirable.

You will possess strong project management skills and strong knowledge in food fortification principles, practices, and regulatory frameworks in Tanzania. Also, you should have the ability to build relationships with private sector and governmental agencies in supporting SMEs. In addition to this, you will have a proven track record of facilitating capacity building activities and providing business model development technical assistance ( i.e. due diligence, nutrition screening and a TA needs assessment) to food fortification industries and project stakeholders.

The postholder should have excellent communication skills with an excellent command of written and spoken English and Kiswahili and able to work effectively independently as well as in a cross-cultural team environment. You should be highly flexible and be able to travel frequently to project sites and work in challenging environments.

A Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Food Science or related field is required and an additional project management qualification is desirable.

About our Offer
The starting salary on offer for this role is from USD 19,379 – USD 22,147 per annum (gross salary), depending on experience.
GAIN has a fair and competitive salary structure that allows for annual progression subject to good performance. In addition, GAIN offers a total of 37 days holiday per year (including annual leave, public holidays, and additional office closure days), an attractive pension scheme and competitive insurance cover including health, travel and life assurance.

We are committed to the health of our staff, especially in these challenging times, and have developed a programme of wellbeing that includes flexible and hybrid working, additional leave allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching and access to independent and confidential counselling.

GAIN also has a strong commitment to professional development. We will support you to grow in your career through both formal and informal training, and are committed to providing opportunities through internal recruitment, secondments, and promotion
All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.
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About GAIN
GAIN is a Swiss-based foundation that was launched in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people.

In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition.

Our Working Culture and Environment
We provide a flexible working environment that includes a combination of home and office working opportunities through our global hybrid working policy. This encourages our staff to have a healthy work-life balance and increases staff motivation, enriches employee wellbeing, and improves performance and productivity.

All of our positions are based in one or more of GAIN’s designated offices as stated on our job advertisements.
Successful candidates will be based in one of GAIN’s country offices and must have the existing right to live and work within a reasonably commutable distance of the relevant city / cities in which the role is advertised. Please note, that GAIN does not sponsor working visas and relocations.

GAIN reserves the right to withdraw an offer of employment for candidates who are considered to ineligible under the above conditions during or after the recruitment process.

Applicants must be currently based and have the existing right to live and work in the Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, region to be eligible to apply for this position.
This advert closes on 13th October 2023. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right o close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued.
We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

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